NETGALLEY REVIEW #7

Another late Netgalley review!

Tempting the Prince by Christi Barth

Review

Thanks to #Netgalley for making this book available to me.
I am so sad that I didn’t read all the books in the series (although this is just a companion novel, I can’t wait to read the first two books)
Here we follow the crown prince or really the king, as he has been acting the part of the King since his father decided to lock himself in his room and live him seclusion (we get to know that his father his depressed but I can really comprehend why because I didn’t read the first two books, but other than that the story is perfection). Christian is just the perfect prince and he is insanely attracted to Mallory is sister’s sister, Mallory. Okay might be strange but you have to read it to get the full gist.
Mallory is also attracted to Christian and one drunk night at a bar results in them doing the devil’s tango the bathroom. Their relationship continues to build but she is dealing with something that would definitely not allow her to become his queen
I enjoyed it but there was no real peak in this book

Rating

I gave this book 3.7 out of 5 stars

Moments of Joy by Sister Jina van Hengel

Review

A collection of short poems that illustrate the calmness of being. It didn’t feel like poetry, to be honest, it was a really light book, exploring the changes in seasons and the things that occur in association with that. It was a quick read and I was hoping it would be longer.

Publication date: October 27th

Rating

I gave this book 3 out of 5 stars

Be(loved) by Dakota Adan

Review

Thanks to Andrew McMeel publishing for making this book available to me via #Netgalley.
I absolutely loved this book. This is a collection of poems exploring self-love, spirituality, sexuality, acceptance, heartbreak, healing, and a quest to find oneself.
There are so many poems that I loved in this book
“I will no longer abandon myself for someone else’s vision of who I could be”
“The moment I let go, I realized my hands were on my own throat”
I really enjoyed this book and I would be recommending it everywhere

Rating

I gave this book 4 out of 5 stars

Ain’t Never Not been Black by Javon Johnson

Review

Thanks to #Netgalley for making this book available to me.
To me ‘poetry’ is synonymous with ‘truth’, a poet relinquishes his or her truth to the lines they write. Javon Johnson has done a perfect job of capturing his truth, the life he has lived in a black body since he was young. the way he is perceived and in turn the way he assumes responsibility for various events that have occurred in his life.
I really enjoyed this collection and one that really stood out to me was “ON HEALTHY MASCULINITY”
when you are young, you are told to be strong and to be a man but you are never told how much is strong and how much a man really is. You are meant to figure this all out on your own as a child. assuming you figure it out and you create the balance within yourself, knowing that feminity is inherently in every ‘Man’, you are assumed to be a weak man. However, that too is not explained, what makes a weak man and how weak must a man be to be labeled ‘a weak man’.

The exploration of life, race, and masculinity definitely puts this collection high on my list. I hope you check it out. Expected publication date: November 3rd 2020

Rating

I gave this book 4.3 out of 5 stars

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